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Tri-Community March, 2014

Proudly Serving Phelan • Piñon Hills • Wrightwood & The Surrounding Communities Since 1998

Volume 17 • Issue 1

COMPLIMENTARY

Caltrans is requiring Rick’s Roadside Cafe to remove part of his concrete slab and Patio Cover because it lays over the right of way easement they are going to use for the Highway 138 Widening project. The right ot way follows the line of utility poles through Ricks Property.

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Highway 138 Expansion Project Threatens Local Businesses

Caltrans plans on building an open culvert that will run directly in front of Rick’s Cafe utilizing an existing easement that would leave Rick with about 10 feet of land between the cafe and planned fence surrounding the culvert. The culvert is being constructed in an effort to relieve the flooding that occurs at the intersection of Highway 138 and Beekley Rd. directing water flow into the Sheep Creek Wash area.

Ricks Roadside Cafe: Caltrans plans to build a large open culvert in the dirt area right in front of the Cafe. This would limit Rick to five parking spaces, hardly enough to accommodate his regulars. The stake in the foreground represents a utility pole when the project is completed.

At least two Tri-Community businesses will be adversely affected as Caltrans pushes forward with the Highway 138 Widening Project. Rick’s Roadside Cafe and Mtn. Top Cafe/Mini Mart have been in business continually for almost 80 years, both are historically significant to our area and are potentially facing a sever loss of customers because of the widening project.

Roadside Cafe was issued a 5 day notice to remove a concrete parking area and a patio cover that is impeding on the right of way Caltrans needs to complete a culvert project as part of the 138 Widening. Last week Caltrans was in front of Rick’s surveying land and marking the right of way boundaries etc. Crews weren’t far behind busily moving utility poles in accordance with the survey markings.

Rick’s Roadside Cafe will continue to be open for service and Rick is currently looking into any options available. Tony and Jeanie Lee, owners of the Mtn. Top Cafe & Mini Mart and the 10 See “Expansion” • Page 17

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Though just about everyone agrees, including Rick that the widening project is needed for the safety of the community. And even though Rick knew about the easement, he was never notified of any pending use of the land

and how it might effect his business. His first and only notice giving him 5 days to make the land available to Caltrans. Rick will be left with only about 5 parking spaces to serve his patrons. He will have to spend thousands of dollars modifying the south side of the lot to potentially accommodate more parking.

MTN. Top Cafe: One of the Tri-Community’s oldest buildings and businesses is in danger of going out of business because it would be illegal for patrons to turn into the parking lot as a result of the 138 Widening Project.

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The San Bernardino County Fire Department at the direction of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is now taking applications for membership in the Ambulance Subscription Program. Having been on hiatus for several years, pending rate change approval by the Board of Supervisors, only existing members were able to take advantage of the program. As of February 14, 2014 the Ambulance Subscription Program is now accepting new applications from residents of the Phelan, Pinon Hills, and Wrightwood area Ambulance District.

Phelan Pharmers Market: I couldn’t resist. Several hundred shoppers attended the first ever Phelan Farmers Market, making it a huge success.

Certified Farmers Market Comes to Phelan & Pinon Hills When 2:00pm Monday finally rolled around, the official start time of the first ever Phelan Farmers Market, one could see cars parked along Sheep Creek Road, in the lot next to Phelan Lube Express, even the lot next to the Senior Center was full, and there were cars lined up on both sides of Warbler Rd. running the length of the park. The Tri-Community showed up in force to kick off this event. Serrano Band members could be heard entertaining the shoppers as they went from booth to booth, each

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3rd Annual Senior Health Fair The 3rd Annual Tri-Community Senior Health Fair will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 10am-1pm at the Serrano High School Gymnasium. This event is FREE to all care givers and persons age 50 or better. A cooperative venture by Phelan-Pinon Hills Community Services District, Snowline Joint Unified School District, and 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood. The event also coordinate with many county agencies.

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The cost of the one year membership for the first person 65 years or older is $25, each additional person 65 years or older is $15. For the first person under 65 years of age the cost is $70, and the second person under 65 years of age is $40 and each additional person under the age of 65 is $20. These fees apply to persons living in the same household and are for See “Ambulance” • Page 20

vendor enticing them to purchase handmade wares, soaps, potions and sample homemade delights from pastries to pistachios. Certified growers proudly displayed the days bounty-most likely picked fresh that morning-such as several varieties of citrus, avocados, and winter squash, leeks, fresh herbs, nuts, yams, sweet potatoes, green onions, and on and on and on. You could even get Ding-Bat bars, beef jerky, hot Philly Sandwiches, Girl Scout Cookies, and even food for your pet.

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In a very well attended couple of sessions of the Phelan Piñon Hills Community Services District on the same night, Mark Roberts was selected and appointed to the Board of Directors. On February 5th a near capacity crowd watched as Board President Alex Brandon and just the two other recently elected Directors Pace and Whalen worked through the process. Five applicants including Marlene Goodell, David Bare, Dan Morrissette and former incumbents Charlie Johnson and Mark Roberts were all asked the same two questions by the board, with opportunity for individual directors to follow up. All five applicants had answered a ten point questionnaire ahead of time by email. The first meeting at 5:30 that night heard from members of the public who also were there to ad-

vocate for their personal choices. Among Charlie Johnson's supporters who spoke were SB County Fire Captain Bob Kittleman, SJUSD Superintendent of Schools Luke Ontiveros, local McDonald's owner Janet Molina and realtor Carmen Scherubel. It was at the 7 PM meeting that the board actually chose a successor to Joe Fahrlender, who has moved to Arkansas. Using a grading system of 1-5 for all five applicants as a tool, it was apparent that Mr. Johnson was only supported by Director Brandon and was not going to receive enough votes. David Bare was moved forward by Mr. Whalen, receiving a second by Mrs. Pace. Because of Vice President Al Morrissette recusing himself from the vote (due to his son Dan's applying), all three remaining directors needed to vote unanimously. That would not be the case for Mr. Bare.

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Mark Roberts: Mark Roberts was appointed to the PPHCSD Board position left open by retiring board member Joe Fahrlender. He won out over four other applicants which included Marlene Goodell, David Bare, Dan Morrissette and Former Incumbent Charlie Johnson.

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Get Your Bets In For The Kiwanis Horse Derby PHOTO: jennifer Sizemore

Set aside Saturday, March 15 for a fun filled evening with the TriCommunity Kiwanis “Pot of Gold Derby” to be held at the Pinon Hills Community Center located at 10433 Mountain Road just north of Hwy 138. If you are or aren’t a horse racing fan you’ll enjoy this event. There are no horses, just six stick horses ridden by volunteer jockeys. The dice throwers throw giant dice to move the horses forward to the fin-

Vandalism Spree Hit Downtown Phelan: Excelsior Charter School was one of three business struck by vandals. Verizon Wireless and the Post Office were the other two. Two cars were also vandalized in the Stater Bros. parking lot.

Vandals Leave Trail Of Shattered Glass In Phelan On the morning of February 20, several, as of yet unidentified vandals went on a vandalism spree in downtown Phelan. Apparently using a BB or Pellet gun, they shot out the glass doors to the Excelsior Charter School and Verizon Wireless Store and windows of two vehicles in the Stater Bros. Plaza. Apparently, the vandals’ vehicle was

captured on Stater Bros. surveillance video and their faces were captured on Post Office Surveillance video. No one was injured and nothing was stolen. There is an on-going investigation by the SBC Sheriffs Department. Vandalizing a Post Office, mail box or even tampering with mail is a Federal offense and violators can be fined up to $250,000 or imprisoned for up to three years for each act of vandalism.

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Pastor Randy Robinson’s “Studio JC” has always been known for its musical outreach. Now it is also known for its food pantry. The first three Wednesdays of each month from 10 AM to 2 PM, the ministry has been serving about 60 families. The fourth Wednesday that number doubles with the distribution of USDA commodities as part of a county administered program. A couple of months ago, all of this seemed to be coming to a June 1st end as the minister and his wife realized that the personal money they had budgeted to keep their church going had already been exceeded. If the Robinsons were ever going to be able to retire, something was going to have to give. Well, somebody did. As a result of some publicity in a different daily publication, an anonymous

benefactor helped to fund the food pantry at least until August. Randy would love for other “pantry partners” to step forward to keep this worthwhile service going. “We try to run every week as if it is a commodity week in order to maintain a kind of threshold for the people being served. And we try to limit families to two bags of food” said Robinson. “These programs are meant to supplement rather than entirely supply.” Studio JC does their best to make sure that the folks who are ministered to are really in need but, no one is turned away from receiving. If you would like to help, or if you are looking for a “come-asyou-are” church experience on Sundays at 10:30 AM, please see Randy at 1998 Phelan Rd. in Piñon Hills or call him at 868-1437.

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Snowline Players Auditioning for Guys And Dolls All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. Includes the songs: “Fugue for Tinhorns”, "Luck Be a Lady", and “Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat".

but there will be no accompanist provided, so you must bring your own if you so choose. You may be required to dance, so dress comfortably in something that you can move in. Some will be asked to stay and read. For further information see www. snowlineplayers.org

Hear2heaL Second Saturday Art Show Hear2heaL Gallery & Frame will feature three artists: Linda Cleveland, Jimmy Golden and Martin Zgodinski at the March 8th Art Show from noon-6pm. Artist Linda is known for her unique ability to paint on feathers, combining the texture of the actual feather and the delicate touch of her hand. Each feather is a ‘one-of-a-kind’.  Since childhood she has painted landscapes and animals on paper and canvas, and enjoys painting on unusual

Auditions are Thursday, March 27th 6:00 PM till we're done at the community center in Wrightwood, 1275 Park Dr. Call backs at director's request on Saturday, March 29th 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, also at the community center. The show to be the second two weekends in August, 2014. Get a Solar System For Less Than Your Electric Bill

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a roller and then impressed onto paper, creating a print.

With a love for celestrial imagery Jimmy’s paintings focus on Outer Space and beautiful abstracts, including his set of the 4 elements…earth, air, fire and water. His paintings are thought provoking and draws the viewer into a subtle state of meditation. Jimmy’s talent extends beyond color and curve when he is inspired to paint a specific subject, such as his F-100 ‘Forgotten’ Ford Truck.

Giclée prints are reasonable priced from $3.98 and refreshments will be served. Every guest and every purchase receives a chance to win a custom frame of their choice (value up to $100.00), You may preview these artists’ work at the Hear2heaL.com website. Hear2heaL Gallery & Frame, 3936 B-9 Phelan Road.

Martin “Marty” has worked with pen and ink, watercolor, graphite and colored pencil, oils, and acrylics. His huge passion for birds is on display. He has mastered the most unusual artistry of linocuts, where a design is cut into a linoleum surface with a sharp knife. The linoleum sheet is inked with

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March At The Phelan Library

Who Stole The Rain? First of all I would like to thank all of the loyal readers of The Weather Window for their patience as I recovered from shoulder surgery. It sure is nice to be back! You have seen the reports on the news, you have read about it in the local newspapers and you may have even seen it on freeway signage usually reserved for traffic conditions and Amber Alerts. Yes, indeed, the state of California is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in recent history prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. As for the Tri-Community this is the third year in a row of below average precipitation. For the first time in over twenty years of record keeping this weather station did not even record one drop of rain for the month of January, and as of February 23 only a mere .03 of an inch has been recorded for the month. This is not good due to the fact that historically January and February are the two wettest months of the year for California. The National Weather service is predicting a few chances of rain for the latter part of the month.

Come and celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss during a special birthday storytime party at the Phelan Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 from 11:30-12:30pm. There will be games, crafts and light refreshments. And, a special birthday book sale in honor of Dr. Seuss. Get a percentage discount equal to your age on a bookstore purchase. If you are 10 years olds your discount will be 10%. 50 years- 50% and so on.

12th, 2014 for children ages 4 and 12 years. Register your child anytime during the program. For every five books read, the file card received at registration will be validated and an Achievement Award, good for a free In-N-Out hamburger or cheese burger will be awarded.  If the child is unable to read themselves their parent may read five books to them.  Each child is eligible to receive an award certificate with each five books read, limit three during the six week program. For further details contact or visit Phelan Memorial Library at 9800 Clovis Road, 760-868-3053.

In-N-Out Reading Program Cover to Cover Club, a rewarding Reading Program will be held at the Phelan Memorial Library beginning March 1st through April

There are only a couple of weeks left to purchase those delicious Girl Scout cookies.  Sale ends March 15th. Look for cookie booths around the Tri-Community.

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eties: Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Peanut Butter Sandwich, and Lemonades, and the two new ones; Cranberry Citrus Crisps and a gluten free Chocolate Chip Shortbread.   Each box is $4.  You can also donate a box of cookies or the cost of a box cookies to the I-Care program. This program will enable our overseas military persons to enjoy this cookie tradition from afar. The monetary donations will be used towards the shipping cost of the donated boxes.

Join The Evergreen Lutheran Chime Choir Would you like to be part of the Evergreen Lutheran Church Chime Choir? There are two openings and anyone with rhythm is welcome to call for more information.  Some music background is helpful but not necessary.  Come for a good time and beautiful music.  Contact Nancy at 760-617-1082. Evergreen Lutheran Church is located at 9526 Vinton Road in Phelan off of Phelan Road.

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Now is the time for all of us to exercise proper discernment on how we use our water and try to think of ways to conserve. With current drought conditions it will take a few years of above average precipitation to get back to normal.--Weather Summary & Phelan Data provided by National Weather Service Spotter Tom Fracasso

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Campbell’s Books To Host Book Signing On Saturday, March 15 at Campbell’s Books in Phelan from noon to 2:00pm come and visit with local author Randy Davidson. He is presenting his latest book titled “Revealing the Teachings of Jesus” you will be able to purchase his book as well as get it signed by the author himself. Come out and support your local books store and local author. Randy Davidson describes his book as a “path for life”. going on to say “you will discover how easy it is to travel the path to life and enjoy the great abundance of God’s gifts.” Campbell’s Books is your local source for used books. They always have a special going on and they have a credit program. Located in the Sunshine Plaza in Phelan. Give them a call at 760-868-2260


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Do You Know Your Vehicle Maintenance Schedule? BY STACY FLEEUP Now that vehicles are commonly on the road for 200,000 miles and more, many owners are confused by needed maintenance. ‘Back in the day’, maintenance schedules were very similar from vehicle to vehicle and estimating costs for scheduled maintenance was pretty straightforward. Modern vehicle maintenance schedules and costs vary greatly, even within the same make or family (ie Ford). For example, some modern vehicles are equipped with long life spark plugs designed to last up to 120,000 miles! However, others are equipped with plugs that should be changed every 30,000 miles. Do you know which type your vehicle requires? Fuel filters are another example. Not all modern vehicles are equipped with a serviceable fuel filter. If your vehicle has an inline filter it should be replaced

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BY TOM FRACASSO For those residence of the High Desert that enjoy the great outdoors and sports they now have two new stores to shop at. The first to open was Dick’s Sporting Goods store located in the Victor Valley Mall. Dick’s has an awesome variety of fishing, hunting and camping gear along with all types of sports equipment. A store of this magnitude helps to make sure all of your outdoor needs are on hand and in stock. The second major sporting goods store to open in the High Desert  is Turner’s outdoors.  Located next to Kohls, Turners has always been known as the store that caters to the hardcore outdoorsmen.  What I mean by that is they have the reputation for stocking their shelf ’s with the hard to find items that other stores usually  don’t have in their inventory. With Big Five and the sporting goods section at the  new Super Wallmart  residence now have Four stores within one square mile to shop. This will help to ensure  you will be able to find what you need in

the outdoor and sports arena. The competition between these stores will also help to  keep the cost of items in check.  For many of us this will be a nice alternative to  making the long drive  “Down the hill “ to the Bass Pro Shop.  Trout season remains in full swing and all the  local  lakes continue their trout stocking regiment. As far as the weather is concerned this Fall and Winter have produced truly awesome days  for camping, fishing and hunting. Jess Ranch continues to produce some great trout fishing. This High Desert gem is one of the best places to fish locally.  They are only open three days a week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Jess Ranch opens at 7:00am and closes the lakes at 4:00 pm. They have picnic areas,  BBQ’s and three large lakes to spend the day fishing. They also have a small angling pond that’s perfect for kids and those who want to make sure they will return home with some fish. One lake is for float tubes and catch and release bass fishing only. The Two large lakes get stocked every week from their on sight trout

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  The construction of Horseshoe Lake at Mojave Narrows is now complete. This park has improved it’s property with new camp sights, water park, and  the new dam for Horseshoe Lake increasing the size of the lake immensely. Mojave Narrows opens at 7:30 am and is only closed on Thursdays for stocking.  The park continues its alternating stockings, Pelican Lake on one Thursday and Horseshoe Lake the  next Thursday.  The best time to fish these lakes are usually the Friday and Saturday after the stocking. There have been some monHEsperia resident: Raz landed this huge 13 pound ster trout being trout at Mojave Narrows using Powerbait. caught there as well.  Friday February 21st local identified by the dark red spot on their fishermen and Hesperia resident gillplate and nice pink and red rainbow simply known as Raz  caught a 13 color running across the side of the fish. See “SPORTSMEN” • Page 11 PHOTO: Gary Rutherford

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pound  trout at Pelican Lake near the bridge and dam area, Raz fooled this lunker using Powerbait.  Raz often fishes Mojave Narrows and knows these lakes like the back of his hand.  Great job Raz !     March and April are the two months that the serious bass anglers look forward to.  As Spring draws closer so does the spawning season.  It’s during this time when the bass, striped bass, crappie and bluegill begin to move into the shallow parts of the lakes. Rubber worms, Spinnerbaits, Roostertails and just about any of your favorite lures will work well when they are casted and retrieved with the right techniques. As for the smaller panfish it’s hard to beat cut nightcrawlers  and meal worms fished with either jigs or under a small bobber. Please feel free to send your pictures of any of your favorite outdoor activities to NewsPlus and you may be chosen to be published in the next edition of The Sportsman’s Corner.  Good luck to all and please help keep our outdoors clean.

Grab Your Fishin’ Pole, It’s Derby Time March will bring two trout derbies to our area. The first one will be on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Mojave Narrows Regional Park in Victorville, and the second derby will be on Saturday, March 29th at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino. Both derbies will begin at 7am and end at 1pm. There will be cash and other prizes awarded. This is a skilled competition open to anglers of all ages as well as open to the public. A state fishing license is required for 16 years and older. Park gates open at 6am. Come early to register the day of the Derby. Derby entry fee is $20 per person plus a $10 per vehicle entry fee to the Park. No lines will be permitted in the water before 7am. An air horn blast will signify that Derby has begun. Shore fishing only. Anglers are allowed ONE pole. State and Fishing Regulations apply. Mojave Narrows Regional Park is located at 18000 Yates Road in Victorville. Park phone number is 760-245-2226. Glen Helen Regional Park is located at 2555 Glen

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tenant Alfred “Al” E. Stewart, California Highway Patrol Officer Larry Wetterling and service station attendant Robert Leo Jenkins were slain by Jerry James Youngberg, a 30-year old from St. Louis, who had no apparent motive for the killings. Alfred Stewart was 39 years of age at the time of his death. A Jersey City, New Jersey native who still retained his thick New Jersey accent, Al had been a police officer and narcotics officer in New Jersey before moving to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department about eight years prior to his death. He was promoted to Lieutenant after six years of service, and his first assignment as a Lieutenant was at the Sheriff’s Ontario Station, beginning in June of 1971.

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Lieutenant Stewart was then picked He would have celebrated his 30th to head the County Regional Narcotics birthday the Sunday following the inTask Force, which started operating on cident. He was survived by his widow January 1, 1973, to zero in on the heavy Catherine and two young daughters. dealers in narcotics. His goals on taking command of the unit were to mold Robert Leo Jenkins, a 38-year-old the unit into an efNebraska native, fective team and put had lived in San a sharp dent in the Bernardino Counnarcotic trafficking ty for 22 years. He in the largest county was employed by in the nation. The Odom’s Cajon Service Station, and he Task Force Team, and his wife of two which worked out years, Polly, lived of a secret location, had expressed in a mobile home fears of reprisal parked behind the service station. from the peddlers they worked to apMrs. Jenkins had prehend and were a history of heart prepared for an trouble and could ambush by these Lt. Alfred “Al” e. Stewart: San not work. She was dealers. Bernardino County Sheriff died at present inside the the hand of Jerry James Youngberg. trailer at the time of Another of Lieuthe shooting. When tenant Stewart’s she learned of her goals was to become a Captain before husband’s death, she collapsed and his 40th birthday on March 24. Then was rushed to the hospital. Sheriff Frank Bland later said that he Jerry Youngberg was an ex-convict had planned to promote Stewart to Captain, in charge of the narcotics diwho had previously been sentenced to prison in Illinois for burglary. He was vision the following week. able to escape, but was recaptured two He was survived by his widow Marie months later. He later made another Stewart, one daughter and two sons. escape attempt—this one, also, unsuccessful. In 1969 he was sentenced to six Larry Wetterling, a Wisconsin namonths in jail in St. Louis for violation tive, had moved to San Bernardino of his parole from Illinois. Youngberg with his parents in 1951, attended Arhad been staying in Los Angeles and Hollywood since early February of rowview Junior High, San Bernardino High School and San Bernardino Valley 1973. College. He joined the California Highway Patrol in November, 1969, and his On that Friday morning, Youngberg first assignment was working out of the was enroute from Las Vegas to Los AnCHP Riverside Office. In March, 1970, geles, when he had a flat tire on his oldOfficer Wetterling transferred to the er model black Lincoln, while traveling San Bemardino Office. on Interstate 15, driving through Cajon See “1973” • Page 15

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“1973” Pass. He attempted to turn around and head back towards the Summit in the wrong lane of the freeway. The CHP’s San Bernardino Office then dispatched Officer Larry Wetterling in reference to a report of a possible drunk driver. When Officer Wetterling arrived on the scene at about 7:50 am, the car was parked facing north in the southbound lanes and Youngberg was attempting to change the flat tire. Wetterling stopped to assist Youngberg with the tire. Several minutes into the seemingly routine encounter, Youngberg removed a .38-caliber handgun from the vehicle’s glove compartment and, for no apparent reason, shot Wetterling four times. The first two shots struck Wetterling in the chest and in the abdomen and he fell to the pavement. From a few feet away, Youngberg fired two additional shots into Wetterling. The handgun that Youngberg used was later found to have been stolen from Las Vegas. Youngberg sped away in the CHP patrol car, taking Wetterling’s handgun with him. The Lincoln that Youngberg left behind may have been stolen. It carried Colorado license plates that had been reported stolen. Judge Joseph B. Campbell, who presided over a court in Victorville, was driving to San Bemardino on I-15 when he observed the black Lincoln facing the wrong way in traffic. He immediately stopped and saw the dead body of CHP Officer Larry Wetterling on the ground next to the car. Judge Campbell also saw Officer Wetterling’s CHP cruiser, driven by Jerry Youngberg, speed out from behind the car. As he left the scene of this first encounter, Youngberg fired at least one shot as he passed a car, which was also heading south. The bullet did not strike the car, which was occupied by two young couples. Judge Campbell decided to follow the CHP unit and report the incident as soon as possible. As Youngberg continued driving the stolen CHP cruiser south on the freeway, he forced another auto off the road. Youngberg stopped behind this car, and Judge Campbell continued on about four miles to the CHP Truck Weigh Station to report the occurrences.

Jean Hester of Victorville, who worked as a clerk for the Marshal’s Office in Victorville, drove the car that Youngberg forced over to the side of the

intersection with Highway 138. Mrs. Hester and her mother then went to the Truck Weigh Station and reported their ordeal.

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Odom’s Cajon Service station: Was the final scene of the Cajon Pass tragedy of March 9, 1973

CHP and a subsequent “officer needs help” call was broadcast. Odom’s Cajon Service was equipped with an intercom and a radio used to contact their tow trucks. When Jerry Youngberg arrived at this location, he observed station attendant Robert Jenkins talking on the radio. Youngberg, thinking that Jenkins was calling the police on the radio, shot Jenkins first in the chest, and then fired into his head a close range. Robert Jenkins fell to the floor and died in a pool of blood. Sheriff’s Lieutenant Al Stewart was the head of the County’s newly established Regional Narcotics Task Force, and Deputy District Attorney John Hardy was assigned to work with the Task Force, and prosecute drug enforcement cases. Lieutenant Stewart and John Hardy were enroute from San Bernardino to Barstow, where the two men were to meet with other Law Enforcement officials and discuss task force activities. As they were driving north on the Freeway through Cajon Pass in Lt. Stewart’s unmarked Sheriff’s unit, they spotted the wreckage of the patrol car and were told by a citizen witness that a CHP Officer had been shot and killed about five miles north of their location.

road. Mrs. Hester was taking her mothA truck driver heading south also er, Mazie Crosby, to a doctor’s appointsaw the Highway Patrol car go out of ment in San Bernardino. Youngberg control, cross the northbound lanes stopped and got out of the patrol car and crash into an embankment with and confronted the two women with its nose downward towards the roada pistol in each hand. As he began to way. He then watched Youngberg run approach the two women whose car about 350 yards from the wreckage to was now parked along side the freeway, Odom’s Cajon Service Station, which the patrol car began rolling downhill was a Mobil Station. and he ran back towards it. Mrs. Hester Odom’s Cajon Service Station, was Lt. Stewart drove across the center floored the gas pedal, and the women located on the frontage road along the divider and sped up an off ramp and then sped away in their car, as Youngberg fired several shots at them. One over to Odom’s Service Station. As east side of Interstate 15, just south of bullet crashed through a window of Stewart stepped out of his car, YoungHighway 138. The truck driver went to their car, on Mrs. Crosby’s side, passberg opened fire on him from about 15 the gas station on the west side of the See “ODOM” • Page 16 ing in front of their faces and narrowfreeway, and made a frantic call to the ly missing them. Another bullet AMES EARING ID ENTER hit one of Mrs. Hester’s Charles M. James Carol M. Hunter tires, but she Family Owned CA Lic. #HA-2060 Owner Since 1986 & Operated kept driving. Reliable Service Since 1972

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yards away. John Hardy took cover behind a van parked nearby. Stewart and Youngberg exchanged several shots. One bullet passed through both of Stewart’s legs. Stewart yelled to Hardy that he had been badly hit, and threw his six-shot revolver to John Hardy. Youngberg started advancing towards Stewart and Hardy. A Marine Corps veteran, Hardy, who had previously lost his left hand in the Korean War when a boobie trap exploded shortly after his unit had captured a hill, confronted Youngberg, Hardy fired Stewart’s handgun one time at Youngberg, however, he missed. When he pulled the trigger again, it just clicked, as the revolver was now out of ammunition. Somehow Stewart was able to make it back to the unit under his own power and called the Sheriff’s Office on his car radio, saying “it’s an ambush.” He apparently thought the wrecked patrol car was a set up to draw lawmen into a trap. Youngberg then walked over to the wounded Stewart, who was uncon-

scious by this time. He had one reed Stewart and fired one more shot to volver in his hand, and another in his his chest. Youngberg then aimed and fired his revolver at John Hardy, but waste band. Hardy put Stewart’s now empty gun down and stood there with this time Youngberg had emptied his his arms up. Wantweapon. ing Youngberg to Jerry Youngberg think that Stewart had wanted to take was dead, Hardy the unmarked Shertold Youngblood, iff’s unit so that he “You’ve already killed this man and could flee the area. somebody else, He got into the car, why don’t you give where Hardy had it up?” Hardy conthrown the keys tinued to talk to onto the seat. In Youngberg, trying the large tangle of to say anything he keys on Hardy’s could to stall him keyring, Youngberg could not find the and keep him at the scene, because Larry Wetterling: California right key. He then he knew that other Highway Patrolman killed by Jerry grabbed Stewart’s police units were James Youngberg. revolver, ran back enroute. behind the service station and dashed Youngberg did not say anything to up the hill toward the ridge above. Hardy, but finally hit him in the face with the handgun, cutting Hardy beHardy ran toward a red pickup truck low the right eye, knocking out a tooth, which was approaching the station, and sent him crumpling to the ground. and told the driver to get the CHP units, Youngberg walked over to the woundwhich were by now on the overpass. PHOTO: Archive

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Hardy then grabbed, a first aid kit and tried to assist Stewart, however the Lieutenant was already dead. Another citizen who had just pulled up at the station turned out to be San Bemardino County Supervisor James Mayfield. A retired Sergeant from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in 1972 after eleven years of service, Mayfield had retired to allow him to run for the First District seat on the Board of Supervisors. He was elected and began serving in that capacity in December of 1972. Supervisor Mayfield had been driving through Cajon Pass from his residence in Apple Valley to his office in San Bemardino when he was hailed down by motorists at the location where CHP Officer Wetterling had been slain, along Interstate 15 near the Cajon Summit. Mayfield had a police radio in his car, and was armed with a handgun, as a retired law enforcement officer. Mayfield had also remained a Special Deputy for Sheriff Frank Bland. Mayfield radioed a call for assistance, See “CAJON” • Page 17

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then immediately heard a call for help from Lt, Stewart several miles down the pass. The Supervisor then drove at high speed down the freeway to Highway 138, and pulled into the service station to assist Lt. Stewart, who was also a personal friend. From about 75 yards away, Mayfield saw Youngberg as he ran up the hillside behind the station. Mayfield, by then, was about 100 yards from Youngberg, when he fired the first of several shots at him. Mayfield began chasing Youngberg and when he was about 50 yards from him, Youngberg turned and Pointed two handguns at Mayfield, but did not shoot. Youngberg turned and ran, while Mayfield fired several more shots at him. One of the bullets hit Youngberg in the back and he fell wounded. Mayfield ordered Youngberg to throw down the guns he was still holding, and place both of his hands on his head. Mayfield did not realize that Youngberg had been wounded until Youngberg indicated that he was unable to raise one of his arms. Almost simultaneously more than twenty Sheriff’s and Highway Patrol cars arrived on scene and officers poured out with riot guns, rifles and service revolvers at the ready. Youngberg dropped the two handguns and surrendered. Youngberg was arrested and he did recover from the gunshot wound to his lower back. In a Court trial, in the Superior Court of San Bemardino County, Jerry James Youngberg was convicted of three counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison. At the time of Youngberg’s conviction, he was sentenced to death but his life was spared when the California Supreme Court declared the state’s death penalty was unconstitutional. There also were no terms of a life sentence without the possibility of parole, nor consecutive life prison terms in the state. As of March 2013 Gerald Youngberg, now 71, remains in jail at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton, California. Formerly he resided at the High Desert State Prison in Susanville, California. He has been up for parole 13 times over the past 40 years. Most recently, he petitioned for a Medical/ Compassionate release on February 8, 2012. At the parole hearing, in March of 2013 he was denied release. There

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remains a strong opposition of law enforcement officers and family of the slain that petition against his release at his parole hearings, the next one possibly scheduled for sometime in 2015. James Mayfield went on to serve two distinguished terms with the San Bemardino County Board of Supervisors. Shortly after this tragic incident, John Hardy retired from the San Bernardino District Attorney’s office, and began a private law practice in Victorville. In 2003, Mr. Hardy retired from his law practice after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. He died later that same year. Al Stewart was one of the founding members of the California Narcotics Officer’s Association and was the eighth president of that organization, having served his term in 1972. The Alfred E. Stewart Memorial Award was created in 1973 to memorialize Lt. Stewart in a most fitting way—honoring individual achievements of working narcotics officers. Since that time, 38 people have received the coveted award, and those that have been nominated or received the award all agree that it is truly humbling. In the field of narcotic enforcement, there is no greater honor than to be the recipient of an award named after a legend! In August of 2010 the California State Assembly proclaimed resolution number 127, which designates the section of the I-15 between its junction with Hwy 138 and Oak Hill Road as the CHP Officer Larry L. Wetterling and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Alfred E Stewart Memorial Highway.

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acre parcel on the southwest corner of the intersection of Hwy 2 and Hwy 138 became aware of a potential issue with the Mtn. Top property, when Caltrans approached them mid to late 2013 regarding the procurement of an easement on the Hwy 2 side of the 10 acres they own, which Caltrans needs for the 138 Widening Project. It was during this time that a Caltrans engineer mentioned that the left turn lane on Highway 138 was going to be extended from its current 200 foot length to approximately 910 feet.

This is the turn lane going northbound used to turn onto Highway 2 heading to Wrightwood. With the turn lane extended, it would be illegal for vehicles traveling southbound (from Phelan/ Pinon Hills) to turn right into the Mtn. Top Parking lot. Vehicles would have to travel down the grade to Hess Rd. where they could effectively turn around and head back up the grade to legally turn into the Mtn. Top parking lot. Tony and Jeanie, requested additional information regarding lane changes at the intersection of Highway 138 and Highway 2 including answers to some specific questions regarding their two parcels. They received a document from Caltrans on October 15, 2013 which provided clarification, maps and answers to their questions. The document clearly states Caltrans plans, “The left-turn lane from northwest-bound State Route 138 to west-bound Angeles Crest Highway [Highway 2] will be extended from its current length of approximately 200 feet to a new length of approxi-

mately 910 feet; the double yellow line preventing left turns from southeastbound State Route 138 will also be extended in this area. “ Furthermore, the document goes on to state after construction “eastbound Angeles Crest Highway will split into 2 lanes approximately 650 feet west of the intersection  with Hwy 138 and into three lanes approximately 400 feet west of the intersection. The left two lanes will continue to the intersection, and will be required to turn left; the right lane will be realigned and will merge onto southeast-bound State Route 138. Vehicles traveling from Wrightwood that want to stop at Mtn. Top would be required to take the “Merge” lane and travel down the grade to Hess Rd. etc. etc. Currently, vehicles can stay in the eastbound lane, continue to the signal and turn right onto Highway 138. Which after the finished construction would no longer be allowed, even if is was permitted, vehicles would still be prohibited turning left See “MTn. Top” • Page 20

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Buster (TheWayToGo) Goes Home BY VICTORIA HARDESTY-NAQUIN Traci Hutmier, founder of Fallen Horses, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Equine Rescue got a phone call almost a year ago from Dottie Harrison, who lives in Nevada. She had a non-descript older thoroughbred gelding that’d lost one eye and was 18 years old. She knew he was a retired racehorse because of the tattoo on his upper lip. Almost a year earlier, Dottie rescued the horse from an owner who told her he planned to “just shoot the horse,” when he injured his eye. From April 1997 to August 2000, TheWayToGo raced 29 times earning over $82,000 with 3 First, 2 Second and 6 Third place finishes. He won one Stakes Race and Placed in three others.

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Dottie took the horse and spent the time and money to treat his eye. He became her “Buster Brown.” He lost sight in his right eye but didn’t seem to be bothered by that loss. More importantly, she could not get weight on the horse despite tossing him armfuls of good forage and lots of supplements every day. He coliced and she was able to get him back on his feet, but realized she didn’t have the funds to handle emergency vet calls so she began looking for help that could take him and work with him. She reached out to Fallen Horses in California because she had worked with Traci months before to rescue three retired racehorses from the Fallen, Nevada feed lot where they were in danger of going to slaughter. Dottie and Traci raised the money to transport Buster from Nevada

to the rescue ranch in California. Shortly after he arrived, Traci and her husband David relocated the Rescue to Pinon Hills. With the guidance of Dr. Wayne Marteney of Palmdale, it was discovered Buster had nearly 80 pounds of sand in his gut. When horses go for periods of time without enough to eat, they tend to noodle in the dirt for anything that seems edible but they ingest sand and dirt at the same time. It builds up in their system and prevents proper digestion of their food. It can cause colic and is life-threatening. Buster was put on the “Sand Blaster” diet at Fallen Horses rescue ranch for more than a month. Suddenly he began to bloom. His coat gleamed. His weight improved from just above 900 pounds to almost 1200 pounds. He was more interested in things around him. The sparkle came back into his left eye. He began taking people off the ranch on short trail rides and enjoyed them as much as the beginner riders did. He won the hearts of everyone who came across him. Traci took photos of Buster and posted them on the Fallen Horses Facebook page so Dottie could see how well he was doing. Based on the tattoo on his upper lip, he was identified by his Jockey Club registered name, TheWayToGo.

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By happenstance, Tom Curtin of Granby, Massachusetts told his fiancée Emmie Ewing about his “horse of a lifetime” shortly after they met. He’d owned a non-descript brown retired racehorse years ago that stood 17.2 hands tall and was as massive as a Dutch Warmblood. Tom taught that horse to work cattle. He loved that horse. That horse loved Tom. They had a connection that can’t be described with words. Tom taught Nassau, as he named him, to head and heel, cut and rope cows. He walked him in parades, took him on trails, and attended public events with him. A series of life changing events occurred in Tom’s life in 2008 and he was forced to find a new home for his horse. He maintained contact with the buyer for six months, then went back to buy him back but both new owner and Nassau was gone and no one could tell him where. Tom was heartbroken. He searched for Nassau for several years before he finally gave up and realized he would never see his buddy again. See “BUSTER” • Page 20

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Dottie and Traci for more information. They were able to confirm this was the right horse! Somehow Dottie had Nassau and sent him to Fallen Horses for the help he needed. How he’d gotten from New York to Nevada was anybody’s guess. Dottie, Traci, Emmie and the volunteers at Fallen Horses got busy arranging Coggins test, Health Certificate, transportation, farrier visit, etc. Wednesday morning, February 5th, Buster was brushed for the final time here in Pinon Hills. He had an early breakfast. Don Buckner of Redmond, Oregon arrived at the rescue ranch for him. He was loaded into Don’s trailer with kisses and hugs from the staff and they headed down the driveway. Buster (aka Nassau, aka TheWayToGo) was on his way back to Tom.

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prizes are lined up including a Big screen TV. All the proceeds will benefit Tri-Community Youth programs. Tickets are available at the Phelan Chamber office on Sheep Creek Road. If you’d like to sponsor a race, horse or have your name on the race form contact Roxanne at 760-240-9596.

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“BUSTER” From Page 19

Emmie was talking online to a new friend of hers in Nevada who had an off-the-track Thoroughbred she called Buster. As her new friend, Dottie, talked about her horse, Emmie felt it was like hearing Tom all over again. Dottie posted PAID ADVERTISEMENT photos of TheWayToGo on the internet. When EmPRAY THE ROSARY mie showed the pictures May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be Adorned, Glorified, Loved and Preserved, Throughout to Tom he broke down in the World, Now and Forever. tears. Emmie contacted Pray for Blessed Fr. Papczynski’s Canonization for Baby Life Miracles. SAINT FAUSTINA, Through your earnest Prayers Obtain God’s Mercy for Us and the Whole World with The Chaplet of Divine Mercy. JESUS I TRUST IN YOU...

For more information about Fallen Horses Rescue, you can go to their website at www.fallen-horses. org or their Facebook page for Fallen Horses in Pinon Hills. Post Script: Buster (Nassau, TheWayToGo) arrived in Granby, Massachusetts on February 12th. He settled right in. Photos and video of his return home will be posted on Facebook.

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to 3:30pm(12p-1p closed for lunch) by seeing Judy Burney behind the reception counter. If you have any questions or for further details, feel free to call Judy on Wednesdays between the hours listed above at 760-2493206. The Wrightwood Fire Station is the only place you can apply for the Ambulance Subscription Program. Please do not call or go to any other Fire Station, they will only direct you to Wrightwood.

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into Mtn. Top by the extended double yellow line. The Lee’s also posed a few specific questions regarding the lane changes. One concern was if the two business located in the easterly side of Hwy 138 would be critically affected by any lane changes? Caltrans response was “The proposed lane configurations will consist of two 12’ lanes in each direction, an 8-foot shoulder, and a 14-foot “Continuous” median. The existing 200’ left turn pocket from NB SR-138 to Route 2 will be increased to approximately 1000 feet to accommodate turning traffic volume.“ They also asked about an expected schedule and time period for notices to the affected businesses? To which Caltrans responded “Construction completion date for the entire project is estimated to be May 2016.” It appears Caltrans plans on giving no consideration as to the impact to local businesses and residents regarding this project. The last public notice for review of the project was on April 6, 2010 at the Pinon Mesa Middle School Auditorium. The draft copy of the proposed Highway 138 Widening Project was presented and discussed. This proposal mentions nothing about the lane changes nor the culvert specifically in front of Rick’s Cafe. To this day the only document posted on the Caltrans website is this proposed project.

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March, 2014

MARCH EVENTS Tri-Community Farmers’ Events WW CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET Every Friday from 4-7pm at the Wrightwood Community Center. Locally grown seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables (organic), arts and craft, and processed foods available. The market will accept EBT enabling purchases to be made with Cal-Fresh (food stamps).

Moonstruck Farms 760-868-4858 Moonstruck Farms in Phelan, By Appointment Only Monday - Friday and Saturday 9:00am2:00pm http://moonstruckfarmscsa.webs. com/moonstruckfarms@verizon.net

EVERY SAT & WED- 9:00am - 10:00am BIG PINES MOVEMENT ARTS- T’AI CHI

www.4newsplus.com Mon, Mar 3 - 10:00am - 11:00am PHELAN SENIOR PINOCHLE

Fri, Mar 7 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm WW HISTORICAL SOCIETY GUEST SPEAKER

Mon, Mar 10 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm PHELAN FARMERS MARKET

Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-8067 

Joan McCall, will share the history of Redlands and it’s ties to San Bernardino Mountains from the earliest inhabitants to present day. Public welcome. Wrightwood Museum, 760-249-3163 

Don’t miss out! Very popular! Come early for best selection. Local farmers, crafters and misc vendors. Phelan Community Center 

Fri, Mar 7 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm WRIGHTWOOD CERTIFIED FARMER’S MARKET

Tue, Mar 11 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+

The market offers seasonal locally grown fresh produce, homemade items, coffees, nuts, hot dishes and more. The market has moved indoors for the winter. Wrightwood Community Center, 760-316-4119 

Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Wrightwood Community Center, 760-249-6530  

Fri, Mar 7 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm VFW FRIDAY NIGHT STEAK DINNER

Tue, Mar 11 - 10:00am - 2:00pm PHELAN SENIOR GAME DAY

VFW Post 9415 will prepare a delicious dinner with your choice of grilled steak or entre. $10 per person VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999 

Seniors welcome to come and enjoy various games. Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-6047 

Mon, Mar 3 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm PHELAN FARMERS MARKET Don’t miss out! Very popular! Come early for best selection. Local farmers, crafters and misc vendors. Phelan Community Center 

Tue, Mar 4 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+ Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Wrightwood Community Center, 760-249-6530  

Tue, Mar 4 - 10:00am - 2:00pm PHELAN SENIOR GENERAL MEETING, POTLUCK LUNCH & GAMES

Recommended donation of $11. Big Pines Movement Arts, 760-563-8249 

General meeting followed by Potluck and games. Bring a potluck dish and enjoy talking with friends. Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-6047  

EVERY SAT - 10:30am - 11:45am BIG PINES MVMNT ARTS-RESTORATIVE YOGA

Tue, Mar 4 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm WRIGHTWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION GUEST SPEAKER

1st class free. All classes have a recommended donation of $11. Call to verify meeting. Big Pines Movement Arts, 760-977-8384 

EVERY MON - 9:00am - 10:15am BIG PINES MVMNT ARTS-RESTORATIVE YOGA 1st class free. Recommended donation of $11. Big Pines Movement Arts, 760-977-8384 

EVERY MON - 2:00pm - 8:00pm VFW OPEN POOL PLAY Everyone welcome. VFW Post #9415 

EVERY TUE - 6:00pm - 7:15pm BIG PINES MVMNT ARTS-RESTORATIVE YOGA All classes have a recommended donation of $11. Big Pines Movement Arts, 760-977-8384 

Sat, Mar 1 - 9:00am - 2:00pm SMOKETREE JUNCTION FLEA MARKET An old fashioned Flea Market-Open Air Market with a vast variety of items and more. Weather permitting. Free to the public. Smoketree Junction, 760-868-8806  

SAT & SUN Mar 1-2 - 10:00am - 5:00pm SMOKETREE JUNCTION ‘HAGGLE DAYS’ Come by and Haggle with Antique Dealers for the best prices on their merchandise. No reasonable offers refused. It’s great fun! Smoketree Junction, 760-868-8806  

Sun, Mar 2 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm SMOKETREE JUNCTION ‘BARTER DAY’

Old fashioned trunk-style trading. Open your trunk or tailgate and trade what you have for what someone else has. No money is exchanged just trade straight across. $10 per space. Smoketree Junction, 760-868-8806 

Mon, Mar 3 - 10:00am - 11:00am COFFEE BREAK FOR HOME BUSINESSES

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Guest Dale Parker, Health Ed Specialist with SBC Dept of Public Health Animal Care & Control Div. He’ll present his views on problems & opportunities with animals whether it’s your own or neighbors. Wrightwood Museum, 760-249-3163 

Wed, Mar 5 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm FREE SENIOR LUNCH- PHELAN RSVP 760-868-8067. Food provided Pizza Factory. Co-sponsored by Phelan & Pinon Hills Seniors. Phelan Senior Center, 760-217-8928 

Wed, Mar 5 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm CRIME REDUCTION GUEST SPEAKER Speaker to be announced. Public welcome. Wrightwood Community Center 

Wed, Mar 5 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm VFW POOL TOURNAMENT

Sat, Mar 8 - 8:00am - 9:30am 35TH BALD EAGLE COUNT Last chance to get a glimpse of our national symbol and help with the annual eagle count. Bring binoculars and a watch, dress warmly. Volunteers needed. No signup needed, just show up. Silverwood Lake Recreational Area, 760-389-2303. 

Sat, Mar 8 - 8:30am - 4:00pm HIKE TO DEEP CREEK Moderate 6 mile round trip hike to Deep Creek from Juniper Flats, south of Apple Valley. Descend 1,350 ft to the Creek, & upstream from the Deep Creek Hot Springs. Beautiful views. Wear layered clothing & hat. Bring lunch, water, binoculars & camera! Not for beginners. High clearance vehicle. Call for details. Victor Valley Museum, 760-220-0730 

Sat, Mar 8 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm VFW HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT Everyone Welcome. Free. VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999 

Sat, Mar 8 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm 2ND SATURDAY ART SHOW

$5 buy-in. Everyone welcome. VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999 

Featuring original works from Artists Linda Cleveland, Jimmy Golden, and Martin Zgodinski. Raffle. Public welcome. Free Hear2heaL PhotoArt Gallery , 760-868-0392 

Thu, Mar 6 - 10:00am - 2:00pm PHELAN SENIORS GAME DAY

Sat, Mar 8 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm TIMBERLINE LION’S CLUB BINGO

Enjoy a variety of games with other seniors. Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-8806 

All are welcome attend. Must be 18 or older. Doors open at 5:30pm. Games begin at 6pm. Total cost $15. Wrightwood Community Center, 760-249-4351  

Fri, Mar 7 - 8:30am - 11:00am AARP FREE TAX-AIDE First come- first serve. Bring ALL necessary documents. Such as soc. sec. card & picture ID is a must and last year’s (2013) tax returns, all W-2s, 1099s, etc. Phelan Senior Center 

Sat, Mar 8 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm VFW TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT Public welcome. Benefits VFW Post 9415. Buy-in $20. VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999 

Fri, Mar 7 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+

Mon, Mar 10 - 10:00am - 11:00am PHELAN SENIOR PINOCHLE

Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Phelan Community Center, 760-249-6530  

Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-8067 

Pinon Hills Chamber invites all businesses to take a break, chat and relax. Sandy Young Realty 

Food and clothing are available to those in need. Bring proof of Tri-community address. Blessed Junipero Serra Church, 760-868-4342  

Wed, Mar 12 - 10:00am - 12:00pm SENIOR CAREMORE PET PORTRAIT Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-8067 

Wed, Mar 12 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm VFW POOL TOURNAMENT $5 buy-in. Everyone welcome. VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999 

Thu, Mar 13 - 9:00am - 2:00pm PINON HILLS SENIOR CRAFT DAY Seniors welcome to attend. Pinon Hills Community Center , 760-868-5085 

Thu, Mar 13 - 11:00am - 2:00pm SENIOR’S ST. PATRICK LUNCH Corned Beef & Cabbage lunch. Please bring a salad or desert potluck. RSVP 760-217-8928 by Tues, March 11th. Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-8067 

Thu, Mar 13 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm VFW BUNCO NIGHT Stop by for some fun. Everyone welcome. VFW Post #9415 

Fri, Mar 14 - 8:30am - 11:00am AARP FREE TAX-AIDE First come- first serve. Bring ALL necessary documents. Such as soc. sec. card & picture ID is a must and last year’s (2013) tax returns, all W-2s, 1099s, etc. Phelan Senior Center 

Fri, Mar 14 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+ Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Phelan Community Center, 760-249-6530  

Mon, Mar 10 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm MOBILE FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION

Fri, Mar 14 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm WRIGHTWOOD CERTIFIED FARMER’S MARKET

Bring your shopping cart or reusable bags. LA Regional Food Bank & Salvation Army. Penney Lynn Wind Toys & Crafters Village 

The market offers seasonal locally grown fresh produce, homemade items, coffees, nuts, hot dishes and more. The market has moved indoors for the winter. Wrightwood Community Center, 760-316-4119 

Serenity House CLEANING SERVICE

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YOU HAVE THE FUN, LET US DO THE WORK Call For a FREE ESTIMATE

760-912-6088 LINDA GREGORY

Tue, Mar 11 - 11:00am - 2:00pm ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD PANTRY

Paid by Wrightwood Property Owners’ Association


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Fri, Mar 14 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm VFW FRIDAY NIGHT STEAK DINNER

Tue, Mar 18 - 10:00am - 2:00pm PHELAN SENIOR GAME DAY

VFW Post 9415 will prepare a delicious dinner with your choice of grilled steak or the entre of the week. $10 per person VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999 

Seniors welcome to come and enjoy the games. Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-6047 

Sat, Mar 15 - 8:30am - 3:00pm OZZIE’S TRAIL HIKE 4 mile round trip. 1000 ft climb w/breath taking view across Victor Valley. Bring water & snacks. Wear layered clothing & strong walking shoes. Call for details. Victor Valley Museum, 760-912-3725 

Sat, Mar 15 - 8:30am - 10:30am WESLEYAN COMM. PANTRY - FOOD BNK, Phln FDA food bank for low income families. Phelan Community Center 

Wed, Mar 19 - 9:00am - 10:00am PHELAN SENIORS WALK IN THE PARK Join seniors for a walk before craft day begins. Phelan Community Center, 760-868-8806 

Wed, Mar 19 - 10:00am - 2:00pm PHELAN SENIORS CRAFTS Decorations for coming events or bring a project you’re working on. Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-8806 

Sat, Mar 22 - 7:00am - 1:00pm TROUT DERBY- MOJAVE NARROWS REGIONAL PARK Open to anglers of all ages. State Fishing License required for 16 and older. Derby entry fee $20 plus $10 vehicle entry fee to Park. Mojave Narrows Regional Park, 760-245-2226 

Sat, Mar 22 - 8:00am - 3:00pm DEEP CREEK HIKE Lower Deep Creek and the Mojave River (western section). Easy 4 mile round trip exploring this beautiful area. Bring a camera, water, snacks, layered clothing. Be prepared for the possibility of wet feet. Call for details. Victor Valley Museum, 760-912-3725 

Wed, Mar 19 - 11:00am - 1:00pm GATHERING OF FRIENDS OVER 55 LUNCH

Sat, Mar 22 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm CAREGIVER’S HEALTHY RESOURCES

Tri-Community Seniors are welcome to enjoy a nutritional homemade lunch. Suggested donation of $6. Please RSVP. WW Methodist Church, toyota8843@yahoo.com 

Join other caregivers and share your feelings, concerns, and issues. Call for this month’s meeting location. 0, 760-684-3553 

Wed, Mar 19 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS ST. JOSEPH’S TABLE

Mon, Mar 24 - 10:00am - 11:00am PHELAN SENIOR PINOCHLE

FDA Food Bank. Call for info. Our Lady of the Snows Church, 760-868-4342 

Come and join the Women’s Council of OLS Catholic Church at the St. Joseph’s Table. Wrightwood Community Center 

Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-8067 

Sat, Mar 15 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm VFW DART TOURNAMENT

Wed, Mar 19 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm VFW POOL TOURNAMENT

$2 Entry fee. Everyone welcome. VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999  

$5 buy-in. Everyone welcome. VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999 

Sat, Mar 15 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm POT OF GOLD’ DERBY

Thu, Mar 20 - 10:00am - 1:00pm SENIOR HEALTH FAIR

Tri-Community Kiwanis presents- Horse Derby, dinner, raffles & fun. $20 includes dinner & betting tokens. Pinon Hills Community Center  

Free to 50+ and caregivers. Numerous vendors, free health screening, free lunch & raffles. Serrano High School  

Sun, Mar 16 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm PASSPORT TRAVEL SERIES

Thu, Mar 20 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm VFW BUNCO NIGHT

Meet NatGeo Explorer Karin Muller and enjoy her documentary film “Sudan: The Inside Story”. Tickets $8.50. Victor Valley College PAC, 760-617-1448 

Sat, Mar 15 - 9:00am - 3:00pm DUSTY SPURS BARREL SHOW Sign-up at 8am. Entry fee $35. Events Quads, Birangle, Poles 1, Figure 8 Flags, Figure 8 Stake,& Keyhole. Scavenger Hunt for kid riders & Dollar Race. Triple E Arena, 760-508-3100 

Sat, Mar 15 - 10:00am - 11:00am COMMODITIES - FOOD BANK, WW

Sun, Mar 16 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm FREE COMMUNITY FILM SERIES ”Music For Millions” 1944 film starring Margaret O’Brien, Jose, Iturbl, Jimmy Durante, June Allison, Marsha Hunt & Larry Alder. A donation of a canned good. Wrightwood Museum, 760-249-3163 

Mon, Mar 17 - 10:00am - 11:00am PHELAN SENIOR PINOCHLE Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-8067 

Thu, Mar 27 - 9:00am - 10:00am PHELAN SENIORS WALK IN THE PARK Join a group of seniors for a walk before craft day begins. Phelan Community Center, 760-868-8806 

Thu, Mar 27 - 10:00am - 1:00pm PHELAN SENIORS CRAFTS Decorations for coming events or bring a project you’re working on. Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-8806 

Thu, Mar 27 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm VFW BUNCO NIGHT Stop by for some fun. Everyone welcome. VFW Post #9415 

Thu, Mar 27 - 6:00pm AUDITIONS FOR ‘GUYS AND DOLLS’ Snowline Players will hold auditions for singing & non-singing roles. Singers come prepared bring mp3 or backing track. Some may be asked to read. All ages welcome. Wrightwood Community Center, snowlineplayers@ gmail.com 

Fri, Mar 28 - 8:30am - 11:00am AARP FREE TAX-AIDE

Mon, Mar 24 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm VFW OPEN POOL PLAY Everyone welcome. VFW Post #9415 

First come- first serve. Bring ALL necessary documents. Such as soc. sec. card & picture ID is a must and last year’s (2013) tax returns, all W-2s, 1099s, etc. Phelan Senior Center 

Mon, Mar 24 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm PHELAN FARMERS MARKET

Fri, Mar 28 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+

Don’t miss out! Very popular! Come early for best selection. Local farmers, crafters and misc vendors. Phelan Community Center 

Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Phelan Community Center, 760-249-6530  

Tue, Mar 25 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+

Fri, Mar 28 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm WRIGHTWOOD CERTIFIED FARMER’S MARKET

Stop by for some fun. Everyone welcome. VFW Post #9415 

Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Wrightwood Community Center, 760-249-6530  

The market offers seasonal locally grown fresh produce, homemade items, coffees, nuts, hot dishes and more. The market has moved indoors for the winter. Wrightwood Community Center, 760-316-4119 

Fri, Mar 21 - 8:30am - 11:00am AARP FREE TAX-AIDE

Wed, Mar 26 - 10:00am - 2:00pm PHELAN SENIORS GAME DAY

Fri, Mar 28 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm VFW FRIDAY NIGHT STEAK DINNER

First come- first serve. Bring ALL necessary documents. Such as soc. sec. card & picture ID is a must and last year’s (2013) tax returns, all W-2s, 1099s, etc. Phelan Senior Center 

Enjoy a variety of games with other seniors. Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-8806 

VFW Post 9415 will prepare a delicious dinner with your choice of grilled steak or the entre of the week. $10 per person VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999 

Fri, Mar 21 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+ Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Phelan Community Center, 760-249-6530  

Mon, Mar 17 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm PHELAN FARMERS MARKET

Fri, Mar 21 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm WRIGHTWOOD CERTIFIED FARMER’S MARKET

Don’t miss out! Very popular! Come early for best selection. Local farmers, crafters and misc vendors. Phelan Community Center 

The market offers seasonal locally grown fresh produce, homemade items, coffees, nuts, hot dishes and more. The market has moved indoors for the winter. Wrightwood Community Center, 760-316-4119 

Tue, Mar 18 - 9:00am - 11:00am LINE DANCING - 55+

Fri, Mar 21 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm VFW FRIDAY NIGHT STEAK DINNER

Great fun and exercise. Learn to line dance with a fun group of seniors. Free Wrightwood Community Center, 760-249-6530  

VFW Post 9415 will prepare a delicious dinner with your choice of grilled steak or entre. $10 per person VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999 

The Tri-Community Kiwanis Club Meetings Every 2nd & 4thThursday of the Month at 6 p.m. Pizza Factory Phelan

Everyone is Welcome!

Wed, Mar 26 - 10:00am - 2:00pm STUDIO JC FOOD COMMODITIES Food distribution ending time may vary. 2pm or until food runs out. Studio JC, 760-963-2323 

Wed, Mar 26 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm VFW POOL TOURNAMENT

Phelan Senior Center, 760-868-8067 

Thu, Mar 27 - 9:00am - 2:00pm PINON HILLS SENIOR CRAFT DAY Seniors welcome to attend. Pinon Hills Community Center , 760-868-5085 

Natural Healthcare for the Tri-Community William R. Fiorella, L.Ac.

«MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED» 760-249-9989 1300 Evergreen Rd. - Wrightwood

Open to anglers of all ages. State Fishing License required for 16 and older. Derby entry fee $20 plus $10 vehicle entry fee to Park. Glen Helen Regional Park, 909-887-7540 

Mon, Mar 31 - 10:00am - 11:00am PHELAN SENIOR PINOCHLE

$5 buy-in. Everyone welcome. VFW Post #9415, 760-868-1999 

Wrightwood Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Center

Sat, Mar 29 - 7:00am - 1:00pm TROUT DERBY- GLEN HELEN REGION PARK

Mon, Mar 31 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm PHELAN FARMERS MARKET Don’t miss out! Very popular! Come early for best selection. Local farmers, crafters and misc vendors. Phelan Community Center 

Big Pines Movement Arts Yoga T’ai Chi Meditation group classes / private instruction 1329 Hwy 2 ◆ Wrightwood ◆ 760-563-8249


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LIBRARY ADVENTURES Phelan Memorial Library

9800 Clovis Road 760-868-3053 Mon-Tues-Wed, 11am-7pm Thurs, 10am-6pm Sat 9am 5pm CLOSED Friday, Sunday

SPECIAL LIBRARY EVENTS PHELAN LIBRARY:

DROP-IN ADULT CRAFT. During any open hours for a free & fun craft. 18+ yrs. Free. COVER TO COVER CLUB. Be part of the In-NOut Burger’s Reading Program. Earn gift cards March 1st-April 12, 2014. Call for details.

WRIGHTWOOD LIBRARY: SILENT AUCTION continues during any open hours. Auction closes at 6pm 4/31/14

Sat, Mar 1 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm WW LIBRARY- TEEN CRAFT

Wed, Mar 12 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm WW- WRIGHTWOOD FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Fun craft for Middle & High school ages. 

Make Celtic Heart knotted bracelet. Free 12+yrs 

EVERY WED - 11:30am - 12:30pm PHELAN LIBRARY- PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Tue, Mar 4 - 11:00am - 1:00pm WW- FIRST TUESDAY READING GROUP

Public is welcome to join and help plan library programs. 

Amazing stories. Fun with songs, rhymes, puppets & more. 3-5 yrs. 

”Slouching Towards Bethlehem” by Joan Didion. Everyone welcome. 

EVERY WED - 11:30am - 12:30pm WW LIBRARY- PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Tue, Mar 4 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm PHELAN- FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING

PHELAN LIBRARY- DISCOVERY TIME

Fun with movement, rhythm, letter awareness, motor skills, following directions & listening skills. Ages 1-3 years. 

EVERY TUE - 11:30am - 12:30pm PHELAN LIBRARY- KIDS ON THE MOVE Fun with movement, rhythm, letter awareness, motor skills, following directions & listening skills. 0-5 yrs. Parents welcome. 

6011 Pine St. 760-249-4577 Mon-Tues-Wed 11-7pm, Thurs, 10am-6pm Sat 9am-5pm CLOSED Friday, Sunday

EVERY TUE - 4:00pm - 5:00pm PHELAN LIBRARY- TEEN CRAFT

Amazing stories. Fun with songs, rhymes, pupALL SENIORS: Every 3rd Wed stop by the Book pets & more. 3-5 yrs.  Sale Room for 1/2 off the usual low price of $1 for EVERY THUR - 4:00pm - 5:00pm hard books & 25 cents for soft covers.

EVERY MON - 11:30am - 12:30pm PHELAN LIBRARY- TINY HOPPERS

Wrightwood Library

Explore the world of science thru fun projects. 

Sat, Mar 1 - 9:00am - 10:30am WW LIIBRARY-THREADS: FIBER CLUB Meet with a variety of crafters working with different fibers and techniques. All levels welcome to bring your projects. Adults & teens. 

Sat, Mar 1 - 11:00am - 12:00pm WW LIBRARY- SIT, STAY, READ!

Public is welcome to join. 

Wed, Mar 5 - 11:30am - 12:30pm PHELAN LIBRARY- PRESCHOOL STORYTIME ”Dr. Seuss” Special Birthday Party. 

Thu, Mar 6 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm PHELAN LIBRARY- TEEN MOVIE Minimum day scary, funny or adventurous movie for middle & high school ages. 

Sat, Mar 8 - 10:00am - 11:00am PHELAN LIBRARY- SIT, STAY, READ

Thu, Mar 13 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm PHELAN- VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION Learn the aspects of becoming a library volunteer. Applications available. 

Mon, Mar 17 - 11:00am - 1:00pm PHELAN LIBRARY- ADULT BOOK CLUB Adults welcome.

Wed, Mar 19 - 11:00am - 7:00pm WW- SENIOR 1/2 PRICE BOOK SALE Seniors can shop at the Library Book sale room at 1/2 price.  

Wed, Mar 19 - 11:30am - 12:30pm WW- PRESCHOOL STORYTIME ”Dr. Seuss” with special guests & Food Crafts. 

Thu, Mar 20 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Bring your children to read to beautiful, loving and WW LIBRARY- FREE GAME CLUB highly trained dogs. All ages  Board games, cards & other games to play. Free Bring your children to read to beautiful, loving and to adults.  highly trained dogs. All ages  Sat, Mar 8 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

WW LIB- CRAFT CORNER

MARCH MEETINGS

02 - 11:00am VFW Comrades Meeting - 760-868-1999, VFW Post #9415 03 - 7:00pm High Desert Challengers 4-H Meeting - 760-956-1313, Phelan Community Center 04 - 10:00am Phelan Seniors Meeting - 760-868-6047, Phelan Senior Center 04 - 5:30pm Weight Watchers Meeting - 760-963-0038, Evergreen Lutheran Church 04 - 5:30pm Phelan Library- Friends of the Library Meeting - 760-868-3053, Phelan Memorial Library 04 - 6:30pm VFW Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 760-885-1931, VFW Post #9415 04 - 7:00pm WWood Property Owners Asso. Meeting & Speaker - 760-249-3163, Wrightwood Museum 05 - 9:30am Divine Mercy Prayer Group Mtg, Blessed Junipero Serra Church 05 - 6:00pm Phelan Road Runners 4-H Meeting - 760-868-4309, Pinon Hills Community Center 05 - 6:30pm PPH Disaster Preparedness Meeting - 760-900-7838, Sierra View Mobile Estate Clubhouse 05 - 7:00pm PPH Community Services District Mtg. - 760-868-1212, Phelan Community Center 05 - 7:00pm Crime Reduction Meeting & Speaker, Wrightwood Community Center 06 - 6:30am Weight Watchers Meeting - 760-963-0038, Evergreen Lutheran Church 06 - 6:00pm VFW Men’s Auxiliary Meeting - 760-868-1999, VFW Post #9415 06 - 6:00pm Tri-Community Toastmasters Mtg - 760-868-6684, Phelan Senior Center 06 - 6:30pm Citizens On Patrol Meeting - 760-868-1006, Phelan Sheriff Station 07 - 1:00pm WW Historical Society Meeting & Speaker - 760-249-3163, Wrightwood Museum 10 - 12:00pm Phelan Chamber Meeting - 760-868-3291, Pizza Factory 11 - 5:30pm Weight Watchers Meeting - 760-963-0038, Evergreen Lutheran Church 11 - 6:00pm Snowline School District Board Meeting - 760-868-5817, Snowline School District Office 11 - 6:30pm Pine Needles Quilt Guild Meeting & Speaker - 760-249-5753, Wrightwood Community Center 11 - 7:00pm Phelan Equestrian Patrol - 760-868-1006, Phelan Sheriff Station 11 - 7:00pm Pinon Hills Chamber Meeting - 760-868-3075, Pinon Hill Chamber Office 11 - 7:00pm Phelan-Pinon Hills Neighborhood Watch - phelanwatch@gmail.com, Phelan Community Center 12 - 7:00pm Wrightwood Friends of the Library Meeting - 760-249-3163, Wrightwood Library 13 - 6:30am Weight Watchers Meeting - 760-963-0038, Evergreen Lutheran Church 13 - 6:00pm Tri-Community Kiwanis Club Dinner Meeting - 760-563-2228, Pizza Factory 13 - 6:30pm Wrightwood Chamber Meeting - 760-249-4320, Wrightwood Chamber Office 15 - 11:30am AGLOW Ministry Meeting - 760-868-1055, Pizza Factory 17 - 7:00pm WW MAC Meeting - chuck3195@carrollpromotions.com, Wrightwood Community Center 18 - 12:00pm El Mirage Chamber Meeting - 760-388-4392, Ducommun Aerostructures 18 - 5:30pm Weight Watchers Meeting - 760-963-0038, Evergreen Lutheran Church 18 - 7:00pm WW Fire Safe Council Meeting - ccarroll@wrightwoodfsc.com, Wrightwood Museum 19 - 9:30am Divine Mercy Prayer Group Mtg, Blessed Junipero Serra Church 19 - 7:00pm PPH Community Services District Mtg. - 760-868-1212, Phelan Community Center 20 - 6:30am Weight Watchers Meeting - 760-963-0038, Evergreen Lutheran Church 20 - 6:00pm Tri-Community Toastmasters Mtg - 760-868-6684, Phelan Senior Center 20 - 6:15pm High Desert Mojave Greens 4-H Meeting, Baldy Mesa Elementary School 20 - 7:00pm El Mirage MAC Meeting - 760-388-4392, El Mirage Community Center 20 - 7:30pm Timberline Lions Club Dinner Meeting - 760-249-4351, Wrightwood Community Center 25 - 5:30pm Weight Watchers Meeting - 760-963-0038, Evergreen Lutheran Church 25 - 7:00pm Volunteers of the National Forest Meeting - 760-272-7277, Wrightwood Methodist Church 27 - 6:30am Weight Watchers Meeting - 760-963-0038, Evergreen Lutheran Church 27 - 6:00pm Tri-Community Kiwanis Club Dinner Meeting - 760-563-2228, Pizza Factory 27 - 6:45pm Wrightwood CERT Meeting - 760-249-5931, Sunrise Church IMMUNIZATIONS-Call San Bernardino County Health Dept At 760-956-4400 For Scheduling

Mon, Mar 24 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Decorate pots and plant seeds for Spring. 5+yrs.  PHELAN LIBRARY- THREADS Learn to crochet and/or learn new crochet techTue, Mar 11 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm niques with friends at the library. Adults.

WW LIBRARY- WRITER’S WORKSHOP

All writing styles covered for ages 12 & over. Led by John Cromshow newspaper columnist. 

The Churches Of The Tri-Community Welcome You BALDY MESA Set Free High Desert --- 9932 5th Street • Baldy Mesa • 760 949-0140

El Mirage Church of the Lake Bible Study --- 3045 El Mirage Rd. • 760 646-6882 (Non-Denom)

PHELAN Blessed Junipero Serra Catholic Church --- 8820 Sheep Creek Rd • 760-868-4342 Calvary Chapel of Phelan --- 4501 Nielsen Rd • 760-868-510 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints --- 8889 Sheep Creek Rd • 760-868-4843 Cornerstone Baptist Church --- 9281 Sheep Creek Rd • 760-868-1519 Evergreen Lutheran Church --- 9526 South Vinton • 760-949-9620 Fountain of Living Waters Foursquare --- Pinon Mesa Middle School • 760-868-4081 Harvest Christian Center Assembly of God --- 8778 Sahara Rd • 760-868-6806 Heart of Christ Korean Church --- 9852 Sheep Creek Rd • 760-220-3263 High Desert Baptist Church --- 10484 Johnson Road • 760-868-5084 New Life Community Church of the Nazarene --- 4232 Phelan Rd. • 760-868-5455 Phelan Community Church --- 9852 Sheep Creek Rd • 760-868-6335

PINON HILLS Studio JC - Desert Lighthouse Christian Celebration • 1998 Phelan Road • 760-963-2323

WRIGHTWOOD Baha’i Faith --- 5996 Cedar Street • 760 261-2035 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints --- 888 Highway 2 • 760-249-301 Community United Methodist Church --- 1543 Barbara St • 760-249-3084 Hillside Community Church --- 3221 Highway 2 • 760-249-5007 Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church --- 975 Lark Rd • 760-868-4342 Sunrise Church --- 770 Highway 2 • 760 249-3832 Village Community Church --- Wrightwood Comm. Bldg • 760-249-6924


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